29 Parks to Explore in Ireland

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A country in the north-western Europe. Ireland, or Republic of Ireland shares its only border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. It is surrounded by the ocean in all it's other sides. About 40% of the countries 5 million population lives in the greater city area of Dublin.

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Parks to Explore in Ireland

Adare Town Park

A beautiful park situated in the picturesque village of Adare. Adare Park consists of beautiful walks and pathways. The park is very well maintained with trimmed green spaces and colourful flower beds dotted all around. One feature of the park is the lovely thatched gazebo, which plays a part in village events and is a popular photographic background for the many weddings that take place in Adare all year round.

Aladdins Kingdom

Aladdins Kingdom has been serving the local community and visitors to the Omagh area for over 20 years. The colourful play area comprises ball pools, slides, rope bridges, climbing frames, crawl tunnels, bouncy ball section, disco room and many more features usually found in children's soft play centres.

Antrim Lough Shore Park Car Park

A beautiful park situated on the shore of Lough Neagh and is a popular destination for visitors with its unique history, natural beauty, 5 star caravan park and nautical themed play park. The attractive surroundings make it the ideal spot to spend a few hours enjoying a picnic, feeding the swans or walking along the many pathways. The Six Mile Water River Path leads to Antrim Castle Gardens & Clotworthy House, one of the most unique

Benburb Valley Park

The park is a large open space with walks located on either side of the River Blackwater. The site is renowned for the Battle of Benburb and has a ruined castle located on the grounds. The riverside walks are clothed in mature woodland and provide an excellent opportunity to view rapids as the Blackwater charges through the valley. There are footbridges which provide access to the Canoe Trail downstream.

Brooke Park Derry

Brooke Park is a 3.88 acre Victorian park in the centre of Derry, Northern Ireland. The park contains many amenities, including a café, children's playground and football pitch, as well as a statue of Sir Robert Ferguson. It provides a valuable green space for recreational and leisure for citizens of the city since 1901.

Colebrooke park

Colebrooke Park in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland is first and foremost a family home, the seat of Viscount & Viscountess Brookeborough and one of region’s most important and historic stately homes. It is exclusive, discreet and offers a taste of a unique lifestyle which guests may experience whilst staying in an Irish Stately Home. Set in a lush 1,000 acre working estate.

Delamont Country Park

A stunning park situated on the shores of Strangford Lough in an area of outstanding natural beauty. This beautiful 200-acre Country Park offers a great day out for visitors of all ages. Whether you are a keen walker, a nature lover or simply looking for a great day out for all the family you will find plenty to entertain you in Delamont Country Park. It is home of the Strangford Stone - the tallest megalith in Ireland.

Donadea Forest Park

Donadea Forest Park is situated in northwest Kildare and comprises of approximately 243 hectares of mixed woodland. It is part of the old Aylmer family estate. There are many historical features including the remains of the castle, walled gardens, church, tower, ice house, boat house and Lime Tree Avenue.

Dún a Rí Forest Park

Dún na Rí Forest Park is a forest park is situated on the County Cavan-County Monaghan border, in Ireland. The park itself borders the Shercock and Carrickmacross roads more specifically at Magheracloone and Kingscourt. The park forms a part of the old Cabra Estate. The park is about 2 kmnorth of Kingscourt on the R179 road. It is a peaceful place with a lake, walled garden, open air sculptures and many attractions. There are several marked trails.

Forthill Park

A beautiful park which was pleaantly wooded with walks, shrub gardens and children's play area in central Enniskillen. The Cole’s Monument stands here. It is one of the iconic attraction in the middle of the street and it offers a peaceful nature too.

Ice House Hill Park

A beautiful 20 acre public park established in 1995, which includes mature trees, possibly relics of the demesne. The parkland itself dates from the 17th century and contains a double-vaulted ice chamber. The restoration works included the integration of the parkland edge with the surrounding neighbourhood, the undergrounding of overhead cables and the construction of an ornamental boundary railing.

Jerpoint Park

Visit the unique Heritage Site in Jerpoint Park and enjoy a guided tour of the footprints of a deserted 12th Century Medieval town dating back to 1200AD. One of Ireland's best examples of a deserted 12th Century medieval town', a quote from The Heritage Council of Ireland. It was founded by either Earl Marshall or Griffin Fitzwilliam in 12th century, just west of the Cistercian Abbey, where the main crossing of the River Nore was formed by a tole paying bridge.

Kilkenny Castle Park

This beautiful Kilkenny Castle Parkland boasts both formal and informal gardens. Set in Kilkenny City, the estate overlooks the Nore River and includes mature trees and shrubs as well as an ornamental lake. It includes all the walled demesne parkland to the south of Kilkenny Castle and the formal terraced gardens to the north comprising a total of 50 acres. Today it is open to visitors all year round and is largely a Victorian remodelling of the thirteenth century defensive Castle.

Loughgall Country Park

Loughgall Country Park is a rural haven of relaxation and recreation. A diverse spectrum of activities ranging from golf to walking, fishing to tennis make this spacious complex a mecca for families, sports enthusiasts and those merely in search of a helping of tranquility. The emphasis, indeed, is very much on family pursuits. Walking, cycling, a children’s play area, golf, fishing, an adventure trail, trim trail, football pitch and tennis courts are just some of the amenities on offer.

Muckno park

Lough Muckno Leisure Park is situated close to the centre of the mid Monaghan town of Castleblayney. It is set on 900 acres of wooded country with many activities including fishing, walking trails, water sports and picnic areas. The lake itself is the largest and most beautiful of Monaghan’s lakes with spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Mullingar Park

A beautiful public park situated in the centre of Mullingar, a town in County Westmeath, Ireland. The park includes a wide variety of playgrounds, a swimming pool and a large pond near the centre. On 22 July 2016, the park became one of 22 public spaces in Ireland to be awarded a Green Flag.

Oakfield Park

A privately owned house set in 100 acres of magnificent parkland, woodlands and gardens near the town of Raphoe in the heart of County Donegal. Sitting in a lush landscape of parklands, lakes, mature woodlands, overlooking the distant Croaghan Mountain, the grounds include a hedge maze, sculpture and miles of walking paths. There is also a narrow gauge railway that winds its way over 4km of track within the estate.

Palace Demesne Public Park

This is an idela place to visit as it is a walking distance from the city. This 200 year old parkland is a great place to take the family as it contains a playpark, outdoor gym and many different walks.

Peatlands Park

Peatlands Park is a large lowland raised bog that has been extensively cut for turf in the past. It represents one of the largest areas of degraded raised bog in Northern Ireland. The park holds two natural reserves predating the park itself, Annagarriff and Mullenakill , established in 1980. Of the two, Annagarriff is thought to be home to the only colony of Scottish wood ants in Ireland.

Round Lake

This is a tranquil lakeside destination set in the heart of the lush Clogher Valley. Ideal as a base to tour the Fermanagh Lakelands, or as a stop-over on your way to the West, the park is 15 minutes’ drive from the main town of Enniskillen, and a short walk from the village of Fivemiletown.

Map of Parks to explore in Ireland